Parish Health Program

The Parish Health Program promotes the holistic health of our parishioners in body, mind, and spirit. Blood Pressure screenings are given every second weekend of the month after all Masses.


Health Ministry Leader Needed
We are looking for someone to coordinate our Health Ministry,  This volunteer should have a health professional background.  They are responsible for coordinating the blood pressure screening once they are restarted, hopefully soon.   They also are responsible for our AED devices.  This includes regular testing of the device and the certifications for the users.  This is an important ministry for the safety and well being of our parishioners so we are hoping that someone will step forward and donate their time and talents to the ministry.  If you would like more details or are interested in joining the ministry please contact David Byrne, the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or call the parish center 203-758-4056 ext 17.


The Parish Health Program Ministry at St Anthony Parish is guided by the Parish nurse (RN) and consists of volunteers, including RNS and paraprofessionals experienced in the health field, who are committed to promoting health and wellness in the parish community. The Parish nurse respects the dignity and worth of all persons and fosters an attitude of individual responsibility for a person’s own health. The Parish Nurses are licensed professional and parish ministers who use multidisciplinary approach to their healing mission. The mission is to help the parish community achieve optimal health, treating the whole person, body, mind and spirit through holistic and traditional means.

Activities provided by this ministry include monthly blood pressure screenings following all masses on the second full weekend of each month, Heartsaver CPR/AED training, First Aid training, programs with professional speakers on a variety of health topics, such as stroke awareness, dementia awareness and advanced care planning.  Future programs in the Fall include a diabetes awareness which will include A1 screenings.

We welcome interested, caring nurses to contact the ministry to learn how they can share their knowledge and experience to complement our ministry. It is very gratifying to support our parish community and strengthen our parish’s role in health and healing.

Your commitment, time wise is what ever you can offer. If you are a health care professional who is interested in volunteering, please call the parish office, 203-758-4056  to leave your contact information and a nurse will contact you.

Or you can fill out this form:



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